6:00 PM ET, October 2, 2004
STADIUM_NAME, NOT KNOWN, USA
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Ricky Santos broke his own school record by throwing six touchdown passes and set a school mark with 538 yards as New Hampshire withstood Villanova's fourth-quarter rally to earn a 51-40 win Saturday.
With New Hampshire (4-1, 1-1 Atlantic 10) trailing 17-10 in the first quarter, Santos hooked up with David Ball for a 60-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 17.
Both teams scored on their first possession of the second quarter. Villanova (3-2, 0-2) marched 89 yards in 10 plays capped by a 21-yard pass from Marvin Burroughs to John Dieser. New Hampshire came right back as Santos engineered a 66-yard drive in which he went 5-for-5 passing and threw a 35-yard strike to Ball to make it 24-24.
After forcing a Villanova punt, New Hampshire took the lead on Santos' fourth TD pass of the half, a 12-yard toss to David Bailey to make the score 31-24. The redshirt freshman capped off his monster half with his fifth TD pass -- his third to Ball -- for a 38-24 New Hampshire lead at the half.
Santos set the record for TD passes with a 45-yarder to Jonathan Williams with 12:16 to go in the fourth quarter. David Ball, in addition to three touchdown receptions, had 11 catches overall for a school-record 284 yards.
Down 45-33, Villanova cut the New Hampshire lead to 45-40 on a 2-yard touchdown run by Terry Butler with 7:31 to go in the game. But R.J. Harvey scored on a 1-yard run to cap an 81-yard drive, and Etienne Boulay tipped away a pass by Martin Burroughs in the end zone to preserve the win with just under two minutes to go.
Burroughs had a career-high with 382 yards passing.
Team Stat Comparison
|3rd Down Conversions||6-15||6-18|
|4th Down Conversions||1-1||2-4|
|FG||11:31||ADAM JAMES 41 YD FG|
Drive info: 11 plays, 57 yards.
|FG||8:45||CONNOR MCCORMICK 21 YD FG|
Drive info: 10 plays, 52 yards.
|TD||6:46||R.J. HARVEY 29 YD PASS FROM RICKY SANTOS (CONNOR MCCORMICK KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 36 yards.
|TD||4:33||TERRY BUTLER 29 YD RUN (ADAM JAMES KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 62 yards.
|TD||3:13||J.J. OUTLAW 19 YD PASS FROM MARVIN BURROUGHS (ADAM JAMES KICK)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 19 yards.
|TD||2:56||DAVID BALL 60 YD PASS FROM RICKY SANTOS (CONNOR MCCORMICK KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 65 yards.
|TD||10:17||JOHN DIESER 21 YD PASS FROM MARVIN BURROUGHS (ADAM JAMES KICK)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 89 yards.
|TD||8:36||DAVID BALL 35 YD PASS FROM RICKY SANTOS (CONNOR MCCORMICK KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 66 yards.
|TD||5:18||DAVID BAILEY 12 YD PASS FROM RICKY SANTOS (CONNOR MCCORMICK KICK)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 59 yards.
|TD||0:04||DAVID BALL 2 YD PASS FROM RICKY SANTOS (CONNOR MCCORMICK KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 57 yards.
|S||7:58||DARRELL ADAMS SAFETY||38||38|
|TD||12:16||JONATHAN WILLIAMS 45 YD PASS FROM RICKY SANTOS (CONNOR MCCORMICK KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 59 yards.
|TD||10:12||TERRY BUTLER 38 YD PASS FROM MARVIN BURROUGHS (ADAM JAMES KICK)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 71 yards.
|TD||7:31||TERRY BUTLER 2 YD RUN (ADAM JAMES KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 37 yards.
|TD||4:13||R.J. HARVEY 1 YD RUN (FAILED 2PT PASS)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 81 yards.